Playing with fire – Jukebox the Ghost set for ALT 92.1 show at Scranton Iron Furnaces

With a band name like Jukebox the Ghost, one would assume there is a deep story behind it. “It’s one of those stories that’s a little more disappointing than it should be,” vocalist and pianist Ben Thornewill admitted. “We had a previous band name that we didn’t like....

Up Close & Personal – The Kimchi Dude

Some people may know Randy Ryan as “Rein Beau,” a name that stemmed from his first business. To others, though, he is known as “the Kimchi Dude,” his business name and brand identity for homemade, healthful foods. He recently opened a stand in the Marketplace at...

Strike the ripe note Peach Music Festival lets fans, acts branch out

The Peach Music Festival feels perfectly ripe in its seventh year. The weekend-long concert series has refined its palette of offerings each summer, but even for diehards who have attended since it first broke ground at the Pavilion at Montage Mountain in 2012,...

Scranton’s Slapjaw marks 20 years of energetic music

Since bursting onto the local music scene two decades ago, Slapjaw has become an indelible fixture in the heavy metal/hardcore pantheon of Northeast Pennsylvania. As the Scranton band gears up for a headlining show to mark its 20th anniversary, guitarist/bassist Jerry...
Up Close & Personal – The Kimchi Dude

Up Close & Personal – The Kimchi Dude

Some people may know Randy Ryan as “Rein Beau,” a name that stemmed from his first business. To others, though, he is known as “the Kimchi Dude,” his business name and brand identity for homemade, healthful foods. He recently opened a stand in the Marketplace at...

Scranton’s Slapjaw marks  20 years of energetic music

Scranton’s Slapjaw marks 20 years of energetic music

Since bursting onto the local music scene two decades ago, Slapjaw has become an indelible fixture in the heavy metal/hardcore pantheon of Northeast Pennsylvania. As the Scranton band gears up for a headlining show to mark its 20th anniversary, guitarist/bassist Jerry...

Sounds – July 19, 2018

Sounds – July 19, 2018

BAD ATTITUDE ADJUSTMENTS MIMICKING BIRDS – ‘Layers of Us’ THE GOOD: Northwest indie rockers Mimicking Birds come back with a placid third. THE BAD: Not really. THE NITTY GRITTY: What started out as a solo outlet for singer/guitarist Nate Lacy has become a proper band...